Bitcoin discussion and news

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by camouflage, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    You are not in May 1997 and you do not have the foresight to be investing in a new Amazon.
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  2. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

  3. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    He’s got a cool name though.:thumbs:
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  4. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

  5. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Just to unpack the idea of wall st algorithms are you saying that such things are all powerful wrt crypto prices? Do they control such things? What is it you're saying?
  6. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Are we ticking off :Things crypto was supposed to be but isn't?
  7. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    He's a conspiracy theorist isn't he. Ok it's crypto not gunmen but the approach here is identical.
  8. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    if you're going to have a dig or chuck your toys about and mention me at least @ me properly you coward
    is this what you're whinging about?? fucksake
  9. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    This comparison would only make sense if Amazon stock existed only as essentially worthless certificates with the word 'Amazon' on them, not as shares on a business that grew into a massive company selling books and shit. Revenue went up massively hand-in-hand with the increase in share value, though there wasn't a lot of profit.

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  10. gosub

    gosub ~#

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  11. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Not very bright are they...

  12. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  13. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    Proletarian Democracy takes an official "Bitcoin? NO!" position following this terrible news from SETI:
    Bitcoin hinders the search for aliens

    Have heard lots of people complaining about how GPU prices have been pushed up by btc mining but mostly that's gamers and such like. Now it's interfering with possible alien contact I'm up in arms ;)
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  14. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Fucking thing's back up at £7k now. :(
  15. camouflage

    camouflage "marginalia".

    Don't worry, the aggressively expanding hegemonizing bitcoin swarm will eventually conquer other life-bearing worlds too, they will all eventually be assimilated.

    Or maybe this explains the Fermi Paradox, in that once your society discovers cryptocurrency it turns inwards, spends all it's time energy and person-power on crypto projects and neglects the wider universe entirely... eventually encasing the local star in a dyson-sphere to feed the energy requirements of their crypto-network and disappearing altogether into the now system-spanning crypto-hole. Occasionally, a satoshi-particle will escape, this is how we are able to detect where life-bearing worlds once existed
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  16. mod

    mod A modernist

    Can someone advice me please?

    i'm trying to set up a Bittylicous account to purchase bitcoin. they are asking for very sensitive documents to prove I am who I say I am. Utility bills, passport or driving licences etc. This is making me nervous.

    Bittylicious | Buy Bitcoins Quickly in The UK
  17. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    most of them will, it's hard to buy BTC without ID
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  18. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    :D Finally a sensible answer to the question of "is there other life out there in the universe?"
  19. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    I bought through bittylicious when I was buying btc, don't think there's any issue with documents, they need it for money laundering regs, I sent mine in without concern. I've not had my identity stolen (yet!)
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  20. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Must be a lot of grizzled old bitcoin prospectors who remember the Great Crash of '13 saying 'I told you so.'
  21. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    I'm a gamer and a SETI advocate, so this is crap news on top of crap news. :mad:
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  22. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

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  23. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Today is the day when the boyfriend's 'short' ends/ closes, he hasn't found out yet what the 'payout' will be - if anything. The way I'm looking at it now (with me still having my bit of btc and him putting money on it going down in value) I placed a bet on people being stupider / more irrational than he thinks they are, which is quite fitting as he's a much more optimistic person than me.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2018
  24. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Up from 7k to nearly 12k
  25. Archimage

    Archimage Kat Knapper

    ‘No Cash’ Signs Everywhere Has Sweden Worried It’s Gone Too Far
  26. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    The solution to Sweden’s stereotyped old people not being able to handle paying with a Visa card is... to introduce another complex digital transaction for them to use instead?
  27. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

    interesting that Sweden had one of the lowest tax evasion rates around as well
  28. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Not what they want but what is good for them

  29. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    More people prepared to buy for the higher price than those prepared to sell for the lower price.

    Supply and demand
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  30. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

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